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The diversity of life

Author: Edward O Wilson; Dan L Perlman; Glenn Adelson
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 1993, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : College ed. with study materialsView all editions and formats
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Examines the biodiversity of plant and animal species and demonstrates the consequences of habitat destruction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson; Dan L Perlman; Glenn Adelson
ISBN: 0393964574 9780393964578
OCLC Number: 29254474
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 1993"--Title page verso.
Original ed.: London : Allen Lane, 1992.
Includes Study guide by Dan L. Perlman and Glenn Adelson, c1993.
Description: iii, 424, vi, 113 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Violent nature, resilient life. Storm over the Amazon --
Krakatau --
The great extinctions --
Biodiversity rising. The fundamental unit --
New species --
The forces of evolution --
Adaptive radiation --
The unexplored biosphere --
The creation of ecosystems --
Biodiversity reaches the peak --
The human impact. The life and death of species --
Biodiversity threatened --
Unmined riches --
Resolution --
The environmental ethic --
Glossary --
The diversity of life, study guide / Dan L. Perlman and Glenn Adelson.
Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson.

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Examines the biodiversity of plant and animal species and demonstrates the consequences of habitat destruction.

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